Inktober: A Drawing a Day

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Inktober logo

It’s October (already?), which means it’s time for Inktober!

In case you hadn’t heard of it before, Inktober was started by Jake Parker (Missile Mouse, Antler Boy) in 2009 as a way to improve his inking skills and make a habit of drawing—it’s basically one ink drawing a day in October. Since then, he’s encouraged anyone who wants to draw to participate: simply do one drawing a day, and post it somewhere with the hashtag #inktober or #inktober2016. You can also tag the @inktober Twitter account.

I apologize for the late posting—I started doing some of the drawings myself but have been distracted by my daughter’s slumber party and sick kids this week—but you can still join in! Parker has provided an official prompt list, in case you need some inspiration, but Inktober is really for you. Make a drawing a day, or one every other day, or post once a week—whatever you decide. Just be consistent!

Inktober prompt list

We’ll be collecting some of our own Inktober sketches to share with you from ourselves and our kids. For now, here are my first four sketches.

Inktober 1: Fast
Day 1: Fast.
Inktober 2: noisy
Day 2: Noisy
Inktober 3: collect
Day 3: Collect (origami collects on our shelves, thanks to my daughter)
Inktober 4: hungry
Day 4: Hungry

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